OGUN, Nigeria – Following Tuesday’s tanker explosion which killed no fewer than three persons in Kuto, Abeokuta, a private school near the scene of the incident has told parents to ‘calm down’.
OgeneAfrican reported earlier that the petrol tanker explosion occurred very close to Lawson Group of Schools, causing panic among parents.
It was gathered that some parents and guardians have started visiting the school in an attempt to pick up their children.
But in a message to parents, the Proprietress of the school, Iyalode Alaba Lawson told parents not to panic, thanking God for their safety.
The Iyalode of Yoruba land assured parents that their kids were in safe hands, saying the explosion was farther from her school.
“We want to thank God for his support, his grace and protection over us. Nothing has happened in front of Lawson schools. It was a little bit farther and I want to tell you to please stay in your offices. Jehovah is in control. Your children are in safe hands. God is in control. Your children are safe. God bless you all,” she confirmed.
About six vehicles, six motorbikes were said to have been burnt in the Tuesday morning inferno, throwing the Ogun capital into mourning.
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Dear Esteem Parents,
We hereby notify you that both the students and staff are safe and secure.
No need of panicking or rushing to pick your child.
It is well in Jesus Name.
Alaba Lawson Group of Schools, Abeokuta
— 🦅 Hafeez | Akanni of Ogun State ♥️💡 (@TheReal_Hafeez) January 19, 2021